The eight main Hawaiian Islands are not only wildly different from one another, but one side of the island can be in stark contrast to the other. Nowhere is this truer than on the island of Kauai, where the legendary north shore is unlike anything you’ll find across Kauai, and even throughout the islands as a whole. From hidden caves and picturesque beaches to mouthwatering shave ice spots and breathtaking gardens, these 11 hidden gems found along Kauai’s north shore are just part of what makes this area so unique.

Which of these breathtaking spots is your favorite? You might also want to consider adding these 17 epic spots on Oahu’s north shore to your Hawaii bucket list.

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